Almost all objects created inside SCSM has a two similar fields: “Create Date” and “Time Added”. But in many case value of those fields can be very different. But why this happened and what value are stored at those fields?
When you create your own classes, views or folders sometime you need link existing images to them. To do that you must know ID or Name of the image. But all images located in several management pack so find them is not a easiest work. Near I provide full list of images available in SCSM 2010 SP1 CU2. This table contains image itself, size, id and name grouped by management pack.
I’ve already saw many questions on forums about extending SCSM with new forms and\or custom user’s controls. So I wrote this article to show how we can extend SCSM with user control only. As for me, I prefer to use custom control without rewriting entire form because User Control provide excellent ability to change form’s logic and visibility, but they require much less work unlike the creation of new form and replace existing one. Another reason – new version of SCSM, which expected at Q4 2011 – Q1 2012. It’s a very small chance what if you rewrote entire form it will be work with SCSM 2012.
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SMLets module required to be installed on computer with SCSM console, also you must copy Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Core.dll from SCSM server. But this requirement can be avoided by several simple steps. And this post describe how to do that.
Installing SMLets on separated server can be helpful on several scenarios, like Opalis\Orchestrator server or some server which must communicate with SCSM using PowerShell.
Many cmlets from SMLets module has the –ServerName or –SCSMSession parameters. The first of them never worked (rise the error), with second you must use session’s variable each time then execute the command and not all of the cmdlets support this pararmeter. But the SMLets has the solution to run all cmdlets again server which are differ from localhost.
To do that you must set the $smdefaultcomputer variable before import SMLets module. So your script must be something like that:
$smdefaultcomputer = "SCSMSERVER" import-module SMLets # Put here any SCSM's cmdlet